01 June 2008

Santiago de Compostela

This will be quick as I don´t have much time. We arrived in Santiago on Saurday morning and attended the noon mass for Pilgrims which was a very moving moment for all of us. We have some video that we will upload later.

Here is a picture of us meeting with our friends Carl and Manuela one last time before leaving Santiago.

This is the Cathedral of Santiago - magnificent.

We met our friend, Brendan, at the cathedral yesterday morning. He is a remarkable young man. He left us this morning to continue on to Fatima.

This is a photo taken from one of our hotel rooms for our last night in Spain. Our rooms are much nicer than we expected and right in the center of the old city near the cathedral.

We think this is the beginning of the transition from pilgrimage to vacation - Colleen and Chuck each had three delicious scoops of ice cream. The others controlled themselves.

Some local color - JoAnn receiving a rose from a mime.

See you when we get back home. God´s blessings to everyone and thank you for all the prayers.

Los Peregrinos


Blogger Kevin said...

Way to go Colleen and Bill!! Glad to see you made it! I look forward to seeing you this summer. Have a safe trip home and I'll call you sometime early this week.

Kevin (McD)

01 June, 2008 11:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wonder if you're planning to walk at lunch this month . . . or may I schedule noon meetings as needed?
You all look well rested in these latest photos - vacation, finally!!
Safe travel home. Can't wait to see everyone.

01 June, 2008 12:13  
Anonymous AmyPrin said...

hi Guys:
I don't know if you'll check this one more time. I will check your flight online, then add an hour or slightly more to it. That's what time I'll be outside o'hare to pick you up. I'll bring your van and be close to door "D". If you need to call me: home 847-635-0795. I think you kept one cell phone. Amy Prin.

01 June, 2008 18:02  
Blogger Laura said...

Safe travel home pilgrims!!! Thanks for your prayers. I think you all are THE BEST FRIENDS a person could have. God Bless, Laura and Family

01 June, 2008 18:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God...every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our faith." (1John5:1,4)

Welcome home victorious Pilgrims, beloved children of God.
Connie H.

01 June, 2008 20:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! We're very proud of you.
Ann & Andy & Jimmy & Peter

01 June, 2008 22:17  
Anonymous Denise Sheehan said...

Congrats on your accomplishment and welcome back to the States! I'd wanted to tell you the photo you posted on Day 4, crossing the Pyrenees, looked like the final scene in The Sound of Music, as the von Trapps fled Austria - EXCEPT, you were all self supporting and no one was lugging another on their back! Ha! Denise

02 June, 2008 10:12  
Blogger ksam said...

You did it! and even more amazingly...we were at Mass with you! We arrived late Friday afternoon, got our compostellas, and went to bed right after dinner. Made it into downtown again in the morning...saw the mime...and believe I may have seen you all there too! So happy for you all, Safe trip home, Karin
(I'm at work already....total culture shock!)

02 June, 2008 14:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back.. you are all AMAZING. Congrats on making the Pilgrimage. Thank you for the prayers. See you soon
God Bless

02 June, 2008 20:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful pilgrimage! I know there are such stories. We are so happy for you. Thank you for all your prayers as we prayed for you as well.
Glory be to Jesus Christ,

02 June, 2008 20:17  

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